How can I let 2010 (10) go by w/o listing my Top-10 favorite CDs? While the Top-10 list for many of us has taken a back seat to more pressing things in life, I believe it’s because there’s been less music that’s been inspiring for us to mention.
There was a time we’d be chomping at the bit to generate that list because you wanted to share your excitement!!! Although there’s a plethora of “hits” on the radio today, many of us are left un-inspired. Well folks, there’s still good music being made, and I believe it’s the universal thread that ties us all. That said, there’s a few pieces of music that have moved me this past year. Let me know what I’m missing, if it ain’t on my list, and you think it’s FUNKY enough to devote some time to.
TOP TEN (in no particular order):
Jazmine Sullivan – Love Me Back
Eminem – Recovery
The Black Keys – Brothers
B.o.B. – B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Cee-Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Sade – Soldier of Love
La Roux – La Roux
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
While I’m sure I’d love The Roots’ “How I Got Over” and Big Boi’s “Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty,” I simply have not heard them yet. Honorable mentions that I’ve really enjoyed are R&B treasures: Fantasia’s Back To Me, Raheem DeVaughn’s The Love & War Masterpeace & Jaheim’s Another Round; Dance offering LCD Soundsystem’s “This Is Happening”; and Pop CD from Phoenix, “Wolfgang Amadeus.” On the come up… You know it’s hot when you’re chillin’ at a friends and you keep asking “Who’s this?” For me this year, it was a mixtape by J. Cole.
Peace & Love